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Soccer themed EM’s

By Murphdom

3 years ago


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#1 3 years ago

Hey everyone,
I am looking to pick up a soccer themed EM for my daughter and was wondering which one you guys thought was the best overall play and appearance. Gottliebs Soccer and Team One are the first theme related machines that come to mind but I’m wondering if there is something better. Thoughts?

#2 3 years ago

I suggest World Cup Soccer 1978 version by Williams not an EM but better game and only cost little mor, or down the road the Bally version of World Cup Soccer screaming Goalllll is always fun and easy.

#3 3 years ago

Team One is probably better then Soccer.

#4 3 years ago

Gottlieb soccer is an amazing game if you want to “just play pinball”. It has a great backglass animation, its a little loud with the “soccer balls” clanging up and counting out. The game play is simple but plenty of shots to go for. The progressive nature of the game (at each ball more targets light) is super fun. Honestly- this game sits in a collection of 5 others including MMR and Eightball Deluxe and other stellar games- it completely holds its own (not my collection). Seriously consider this option. Cost is very reasonable as well.

If I did not otherwise get to play it with regularity I would own one. Its a sleeper but very good. Classic one more time game play. You get to ball 5 with everything lit up and can come back from no where or drain and be pissed- either way you want another chance.

#5 3 years ago
#6 3 years ago

1964 Williams Soccer is fun. Or for something different how about 1968 Bally World Cup.

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#7 3 years ago

GTB Team One first
WMS Soccer 2nd

#8 3 years ago

'64 Williams Soccer has cool backglass animation also!!

#9 3 years ago

Bally Kick off

#10 3 years ago

Love it-everyone has their favorite. Buy them all!

#11 3 years ago

I own a Super Soccer and a 1968 Bally World Cup EM game(not pinball) and both are great players. Super Soccer is a super playable game with easy to understand ruleset. With that said, my '68 WC is a favorite and while not pinball is one of the best pickups I have made in the hobby.

#12 3 years ago

I just picked up a WMS Soccer project. Own an WCS too.

#13 3 years ago

So I have a gottlieb soccer now that is absolutely mint with about 30k plays on it. My dad bought it for my nine year old son about 8 months ago because he promised him a pinball machine for whatever reason. That’s when I became really hooked and now I am looking to learn how to work on them as a hobby. I learned a lot working on the 4 Million BC that I picked up. I have had a lot of fun with the soccer but I think it’s time to move on and I wanted to keep with the theme.Thanks for all your help guys.

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#14 2 years ago

I have a Bally Kick Off and a Gottlieb Super Soccer and I think they are both incredibly fun games.
And I don't even play soccer

I had Kick Off a while back but the inserts were cupped. Had a chance recently to get one with a really nice playfield and just had to go for it.
I had a Gottlieb 300 a while back and loved the backbox animation, but Super Soccer plays even better imho

#15 2 years ago

I’ve never played kick-off or Williams Soccer and would love to get my hands on them to give them a try.

#16 2 years ago

Check out Chicago Coin's "Kicker". It's a wedgehead, even!
https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=1363

#17 2 years ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

Check out Chicago Coin's "Kicker". It's a wedgehead, even!
https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=1363

I thought about picking it up since it was local. I should have when I had the chance. Check some of the most recent posts #579 & 585

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/chicago-coin-club-right-here?tq=Kicker&tu=

#18 2 years ago

There was one at Pintastic recently. Not last year, maybe the year before.

#19 2 years ago
Quoted from Murphdom:

I thought about picking it up since it was local. I should have when I had the chance. Check some of the most recent posts #579 & 585
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/chicago-coin-club-right-here?tq=Kicker&tu=

Murphdom I still have that Kicker - I'm glad you did not pick it up since that was the first pinball I bought and restored to playing. I like the game but it's a drain monster. I'm currently working on a Soccer, you helped me debug an issue with the 25V rail not powering up.

I'm thinking of bringing the Kicker to Pintastic.

#20 2 years ago
Quoted from Peruman:

murphdom I still have that Kicker - I'm glad you did not pick it up since that was the first pinball I bought and restored to playing. I like the game but it's a drain monster. I'm currently working on a Soccer, you helped me debug an issue with the 25V rail not powering up.
I'm thinking of bringing the Kicker to Pintastic.

You should so everyone can enjoy it. It’s not a game that comes up a lot and has neat backbox animation.

#21 2 years ago

If you’re into woodrails there is Williams Soccer Kick Off.

https://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=5188&picno=7291

I really need to get myself a woodrail.

#22 2 years ago

Yep get one Murph. I love woodies....even though I've never played one, lol

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#23 2 years ago

Wms soccer is definitely fun. The team for the game is selected by 1 of 2 roll overs at the 1st ball. Backbox animation as mentioned with "kicking" a ball in to a bell while goal lites up. Scoring by regular pinball points and 2 team goals. Really nice reverse wedgehead.

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